49 Taswell - Getting ready for blue water!

08 February 2019
08 February 2019
08 February 2019
29 January 2019 | Boise Idaho

Adventure Leg One

08 February 2019
At 3a.m. we ventured out of Umatilla Marina down River through John Day, The Dalles and Bonneville Locks and under bridges ranging from lift to swing arm function. Snow, Icicles and our created "snow people" crew accompanied us all the way to Salpare Bay Marina in Portland, Oregon!

Retirement Party

08 February 2019
In Jimmy Buffet Style, we answered many questions at our retirement party...It's 5 O'clock EVERYWHERE!!! We found that lost shaker of salt and provided edible Flip Flops and Cheeseburgers in Paradise just for fun!

Retirement Party

08 February 2019
To send us off in style many of our friends, family and co-workers showed up to help us celebrate our retirement and upcoming adventures...we are truly thankful for all of their support and treasure our relationships with them! As you can see, they are a generous bunch bringing loads of supplies for the Baja children!


29 January 2019 | Boise Idaho
This will be post #1 for our sailing adventure. In fact we have not yet retired (3 days away) and we are still 500 miles from the ocean!

In a few days Shellie and I will be on Moondance heading west to Portland on the Columbia River. That will be our new home for 2 or 3 months.

Don't miss our retirement party on Feb. 1 and stay tuned as we explore the globe.
Vessel Name: Moondance
Vessel Make/Model: Taswell 49
Hailing Port: Boise ID
Crew: Randy and Shellie
About: Live in a land locked state, Idaho. Lake sail when possible. For ten years we have been sailing the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands to practice for our goal of world wide cruising.
Moondance's Photos - Adventure Begins
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Moondance from our Drone
Queen o the helm
Multnomath from down below
Chilly life ring
Not a black n white
Life line load
70 + feet down
Lockage Love
Great crew!
Created Crew :)
Open says me
Peaceful Umatilla Marina
Lock management
Lucky bit number 5 in all three locks
Bit personality
One cool captain
Solar under snow & icicles
Helm heaven

Getting Closer

Who: Randy and Shellie
Port: Boise ID